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Hubert Bradford Vickery papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 875

Scope and Contents

The papers contain correspondence, unpublished writings, and research material relating to Hubert Vickery's work as a biochemist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Because reprints and drafts of publications have not been retained, there is little documentation of his experimental results in the papers. There are, however, details of his major contributions to establish a system of notation for amino acids and also to record the histories of their discovery. The papers also contain genealogical materials, including legal and financial papers of the Bradford family of London and the Starr family of Nova Scotia, and memorabilia from the atomic tests on Bikini Island.

Dates

  • 1796-1978
  • Majority of material found within 1928 - 1977

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jeannette Opsahl, 1979.

Arrangement

Arranged in four series: I. Correspondence. II. Writings. III. Project Files. IV. Personal Papers.

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0875

Overview

The papers contain correspondence, unpublished writings, and research material relating to Hubert Vickery's work as a biochemist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Because reprints and drafts of publications have not been retained, there is little documentation of his experimental results in the papers. There are, however, details of his major contributions to establish a system of notation for amino acids and also to record the histories of their discovery. The papers also contain genealogical materials, including legal and financial papers of the Bradford family of London and the Starr family of Nova Scotia, and memorabilia from the atomic tests on Bikini Island.

Biographical / Historical

Hubert Bradford Vickery was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on February 28, 1893. He received both his B. Sc. (1915) and his M. Sc. (1918) from Dalhousie University and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1922. He was appointed assistant biochemist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 1922-1928, biochemist in charge, 1928-1963, emeritus biochemist, 1963-1978. From 1924 to 1963, he taught as a lecturer at Yale University. In 1946, he was an observer at the Bikini Island atomic bomb tests. Vickery was an active experimentalist on the organic acids and proteins in plants whose successful efforts resulted in more than 200 publications in biochemical journals. He died on September 27, 1978.
Title
Guide to the Hubert Bradford Vickery Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan and Bella Z. Berson
Date
September 1999
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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